urban farming

A man and woman in casual attire stand several yards apart, looking at one another, in an agricultural feild surrounded by residential houses.

Decker Woods and Sophia Cooper exchange farming tips in Big Muddy Farms’ biggest plot, July 6, 2021 (Photo by Jules Struck).

Planet Forward FAO Fellow | Emerson College
Big Muddy Urban Farm minimizes some of the financial barriers that keep potential farmers from entering the industry, like low profit.
Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Arizona
Francis Wachira shows it is possible to end hunger and fight climate change through urban farming in Nairobi, Kenya.
Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Arizona
Nairobi is growing exponentially. Can urban farming help a city on track to reach 8.5 million people achieve a more food secure future?
A 13 year-old chicken farmer finds success.
A 13 year-old chicken farmer finds success.
UNC Chapel Hill
A 13-year-old boy is making his environmental mark by raising 60 chickens in order to sell sustainably-produced eggs.
compost bins

Two compost bins side-by-side. The bin on the left contains broken down organic material, while the one on the right contains fresh food scraps that have yet to break down. (David Silver/Flickr)

George Washington University
Urban composting programs have been popping up nationwide, and Common Good City Farm offers the DC area to have one of its own.

(Nate Mach/University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Wisconsin - Madison
A Madison, Wisconsin-based dream of a hydroponics-driven future: How one student organization hopes to inspire others to embrace clean, sustainable urban agriculture.
SUNY ESF
Vertical farming can help provide healthier living for humans, fish, plants, and the ecosystem at large.
The George Washington University
Urban farming provides Americans with a new, innovative method for decreasing food instability.
Eco-Business
Singapore's 21st century "school of life" aims to ground urbanites, forge deep connections to nature, and educate for a sustainable future.
H St. Farms is Cultivate the City's rooftop garden.
H St. Farms is Cultivate the City's rooftop garden.
Northwestern University
Niraj Ray built a network of 25 urban gardens made in schools, sports parks and other vacant lots around the city. All 25 sites are joined together by one central rooftop garden, the H St. Farms, and contribute to sustainability efforts in D.C.

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